Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

4 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"

Description

Also known as “Arizona’s Playground”, Lake Havasu City enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. Those who relish the outdoors will have a great time at this adventurous hotspot, where fishing and hiking are everyday activities. Those looking to fish can expect to catch black (large and small-mouth) bass, striper, panfish and catfish.

Lake Havasu is a great waterfront experience for families. It offers beautiful sandy lake beaches and clean, clear, fresh water with little to no waves. Water temperatures are ideal for cooling off in the summer, and lukewarm into the fall. Beaches are dog--and boat--friendly. Recreation-wise, the city is also known for its off-road trails, sand dunes, canyons, and open desert for you to explore at your own pace. If you want a taste of all the city has to offer, try an Arizona Adventure Tour, where you’ll see amazing views and learn the stories behind them.

If you’re looking for gambling thrills in the Southwest without the chaos and hassle of Las Vegas, look no further than Lake Havasu City. It’s home to Havasu Landing Casino Lakeside Resort and Bluewater Resort and Casino. Casual gamers and serious gamblers can enjoy themselves here, with options from simple slots to card rooms with blackjack or poker.

For shoppers, Lake Havasu City has plenty of one-of-a-kind shops as well as bigger name chain stores. The Island Fashion Mall is unique in its location, with restaurants overlooking the Bridgewater Channel.

Great people, great fun! I love the laid back, friendly atmosphere!
Reviewed by laurencia
on September 17, 2012
Lake Havasu City is unique in the Southwest. It is adjacent to a large, lake 27 miles long, that is home to all kinds of water activities from kayaking to boats that go over 100 mph. It is surrounded by mountains and desert for hiking, ATV ing, mountain biking. Two hours away are excellent ski resorts. It is also home to the London Bridge. Since the City was started in 1968, nearly all of the residents are from someplace else. Because of this there are no insider, outsider considerations, making Lake Havasu City one of the friendliest places in the US.
Reviewed by neilott
on September 17, 2012
Lake Havasu has the best weather 9 months out of the year. It has the most fantastic sunrises and sunsets and the monsoons are spectacular. The lake is a great place to go in the hot summer months. The water in the lake is warm and very refreshing for the 3+ months of hot weather and the desert is a great place to play in the cooler months, lots of beautiful places to ride. We love it! Year round fun.
Reviewed by cw090357
on September 17, 2012
Lived here 30 years. Cannot think of any other place I'd rather be.
Reviewed by leoa
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful vistas, great restaurants, warm clear water and the friendliest people in the world!! Lots of fun things to do all year round!!
Reviewed by Barbie
on September 17, 2012
Showing 61 through 65 of 152 reviews

Population

52,527

Add a Photo

You must be logged in to add photos.
×

Write a Review

Submit
Close ×

Vote for

You can only vote once for each town every 24 hours. You can vote again in

Vote for 2013 Best Small Town

Vote!

Are you a DMO or CVB?
Explore "Best Town Travels" – Rand McNally’s new map-based digital travel guides for your website plus an iPhone and Facebook app! Learn More

×

Thank you for Voting!

Promote , by sharing your vote or writing a review.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter or Write a Review
×